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  • 09/18/2019 9:14 AM | Irene Strohbeen (Administrator)

    Once the 38th state ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment, Congress will need to pass legislation to remove the deadline for ratification that was included in the original bill in 1972. Bills in the House and Senate have been pending for some time, but action is heating up with input from advocacy groups like the ERA Coalition and Equal Means Equal. The ERA Coalition (a group that MDWA supports) has posted a petition to ask Jerrold Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, to schedule the committee vote on HJ Resolution 38 to remove the deadline. Please click on this link to add your name to the petition: 

    Do it now--and Thank You! ---Your Legislative Committee chairs, Irene Strohbeen & Amanda Prellwitz

  • 09/15/2019 11:33 AM | Mary Ann Bazile (Administrator)

    Looking very forward to our program on Wednesday, 9-18 to learn more about B.A.B.E.S. program on "Strengthening Families" to help prevent child abuse.  This is the program we are working for and sponsoring at the Black & Pink Ball on December 4th.  What are you doing for the Ball and this program?  

  • 08/14/2019 3:24 PM | Yvonne Kehl

    Your mentor will provide you with knowledge and experience in areas where you may need support. Your information is confidential.

    The Mid-Day Mentoring Program is FREE with your membership.

    For more information contact Committee Chair Yvonne Kehl - 920-788-1111 -

  • 08/08/2019 9:23 AM | Mary Ann Bazile (Administrator)

    The new member training presented yesterday by Sandi Rohde, VP-Membership, was well attended.  We had a mix of individuals who recently joined and others who were gathering information about our organization.  Than you also to Yvonne Kehl (Chair-Mentoring) who was also there advocating and promoting Mid-day Women's Alliance.  I can tell you there was keen interest in our group from after-session conversations and follow up.  Nicely done!!

  • 08/02/2019 10:26 AM | Mary Ann Bazile (Administrator)

    A shout out to Sandi Rohde and Kim O'Brian for the great training session for Wild Apricot and Freedcamp.  I learned some simple moves and links that have made my searching and posting a whole lot easier.  We hope to have more sessions in the future and will discuss at an upcoming Board Meeting.

  • 07/31/2019 6:50 PM | Yvonne Kehl

    Let's thank our recent donors to the MDWA Black & Pink Ball charity event by supporting their businesses:  Motivated at Home, All About Spirit, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Wilmar Chocolates, Robinson Florists & Greenhouses, and Autumn Hill, LLC.

  • 07/31/2019 2:00 PM | Yvonne Kehl

    Big thanks to Sandi Rohde, Kim O'Brien, and Mary Ann Bazile for taking us through Freedcamp and Wild Apricot training last evening. The technology we employ through Mid-Day will help us do more and be more! If you're a Board or Committee member take the opportunity to get trained : )

  • 07/18/2019 9:43 AM | Irene Strohbeen (Administrator)

    By now, everyone has heard about the US Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT)--their 2nd consecutive World Cup win was thrilling and exciting, inspiring young women and girls to keep practicing!

    But I suspect everyone has also heard about their suit against the US Soccer Federation for equal pay. March 2019 is actually the FOURTH time that the USWNT has sued for equal pay:  the other 3 times were 1999, 2009, and 2016. And actually, in 1999, they also sued for fair treatment as part of a maternity leave policy:  only 20 years ago, players were not allowed to return to work following the birth of a baby. The Washington Post described giving birth as a "career-ending injury"!

    On average, the pay gap in 2019 for women in the US is about 79%*--we are paid on average 79 cents for each dollar an average man earns. The pay gap for the women on the USWNT is much worse:  their pay for winning an exhibition game during the year is 8%--only 8 cents per dollar that the men earn! (If they LOSE that exhibition game, the pay gap is even lower:  $0!) For winning the World Cup, the gap is still huge:  the women earn 21 cents on the men's dollar.

    We on the MDWA Legislative committee appreciate the spotlight that the USWNT has shone on the severe pay gap that women still face. For those that believe that the Equal Rights Amendment isn't needed because women are already equal and don't need any protections under the Constitution, the USWNT is proving just the opposite!

    *based on an online salary survey of 1.8 million people--see 

  • 07/10/2019 6:31 PM | Yvonne Kehl

    One of the important ways MDWA fulfills its mission to "develop the potential of all women" is through our Mentoring Program. If you are a member and would benefit from a mentoring partnership, either as a Mentor or Mentee, please contact Yvonne Kehl, Mentoring Committee Chair at

  • 06/10/2019 8:54 AM | Irene Strohbeen (Administrator)

    On June 10, 1919, WI became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting the right to vote to women! It was a real competition between WI and IL to be first--WI won due to an error in wording in the IL bill. 

    Thus today kicks off a year+ centennial celebration of both the 19th amendment and the League of Women Voters (which was established after women's suffrage was accomplished). MDWA is one of the sponsoring women's organizations for the celebration events:  please contact me if you're interested in learning more and to get involved! 

    Irene Strohbeen 

Mid-Day Women's Alliance

P.O. Box 334, Appleton, WI  54912

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